1st Edition

Age Discrimination Ageism in Employment and Service Provision

By Malcolm Sargeant Copyright 2011
    260 Pages
    by Routledge

    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    Age Discrimination looks at how both young and old can be penalised by prejudice against their age group. Following recent changes in the law, the issue of age discrimination has come to the fore. The new legislation will extend legal oversight of age-related discrimination to the provision of facilities, goods and services, as well as employment. Professor Sargeant provides a thorough review of the consequences of these changes and their implications for businesses and service providers, public or private. This comprehensive new book, like its predecessor Age Discrimination in Employment, is essential to practitioners responsible for HR issues, finance, operations, service delivery, quality and customer relations, and for those with a policy focus or academic interest in diversity issues.

    Contents: Preface; Age discrimination; Age discrimination at work; Age discrimination and facilities, goods and services; The regulation of age discrimination in the UK; Age discrimination and the EU; International perspectives; Retirement; Multiple discrimination; Bibliography; Index.


    Malcolm Sargeant is Professor of Labour Law at Middlesex University, UK, and author/co-author of Employment Law (Fifth Edition) 2010, Essentials of Employment Law (Tenth Edition) 2009, Questions and Answers on Employment Law (Fourth Edition) 2011, Age Discrimination in Employment 2007, and Age Discrimination in the EU (2008).

    'A comprehensive contribution to the debate on age discrimination. A great guide to this new legal landscape.' Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director, Age UK '...The range of data presented in this book makes for compelling reading and provides both depth and breadth of coverage of the subject...This is an essential book for strategists, HR practitioners, business leaders, service providers and, in fact, anyone who is interested in how the demographics of our society are changing in relation to age...' Meg Peppin, Founder/Director of Organisational Development Strategies